Chance The Rapper Stole Jazz Sample, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A jazz musician accused Chance the Rapper of ripping off a large portion of one of his songs for a sample that was used on one of Chance's tracks in a suit filed Tuesday in Illinois federal court.

Abdul Wali Muhammad claims that the Grammy-winning Chicago rapper, whose given name is Chancellor Bennett, infringed his copyrighted song “Bridge Through Time” for a sample on the Chance song “Windows” from the debut record “10 Day,” which was released for free download in April 2012.

The suit, which...
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Case Information

Case Title

Muhammad v. Chance the Rapper LLC et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Thomas M. Durkin

Date Filed

September 12, 2017

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